Librivox recording of War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells. Read by Rebecca.
War of the Worlds by Herbert George Wells (H.G. Wells) was published in 1898 at a time when he wrote a series of novels related to a number of historical events of the time. The most important of these was the unification and militarization of Germany. The story, written in a semi-documentary style, is told in the first person by an unnamed observer. It tells of the events which happen mostly in London and the county of Surrey, England, when a number of vessels manned by aliens are fired from Mars and land on Earth. (Summary by Rebecca)
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Aman Lingar -
December 27, 2016 Subject:
Me love this author
and all his books
September 1, 2015 Subject:
War of the Worlds read by Rebecca
Just finished listening to War of the Worlds after two nights, it was very well read, I can understand every word he said he is a really good one narrator will enjoy listen to him again. I hope Rebecca reads his reviews from time to time he deserves all the praise you can get thank you, ranman of woodlands hills California
March 17, 2013 Subject:
One of my all-time favorite science fiction adventures!
March 7, 2012 Subject:
A classic story with an excellent reader. What's not to like?
August 25, 2011 Subject:
This year I'm listening for the 2nd time & just have to comment. Rebecca's reading is of professional quality. Classic story well read-- what a treat. Hope you see this post, Rebecca... great job!
I have read the book in the misty past, probably 20 years ago, I'm very familiar with the overall story however due to listening to the Musical version that was released. So it was with amusement that I found the version I knew so well from the songs was quite differnt from the book.
The world falling beneath the heel of alien oppression is told in this book in a very well thought out and detailed way. The fact that you hear nearly the entire book in first person yet still get the feeling that the story is world spanning speaks volumes.
The main character meets and interects with various characters during his adventure and the relationships are brought out very well. You can feel his fear and agitation, his joy and his confusion as his tale is told.
Add to this excellent story, an excellent reader and you've got a hit. It's a real bonus that the reader is English and the story is set in England.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book from start to finish.